David L. Parsley | 6 Mar 19:55 2005

Tao 4 underway

Hi all,

This weekend I've reached a milestone for Tao 4 - my first
installation.  There are still lots of things to do, but it should be
pretty straightforward from here on out.  Once I hammer out a few more
trademark issues, and get the yum repositories up and going, I'll make a
beta available.

Students are on spring break this week, so hopefully I'll have plenty of
time to work on it.

regards,
	David
Hi all,

This weekend I've reached a milestone for Tao 4 - my first
installation.  There are still lots of things to do, but it should be
pretty straightforward from here on out.  Once I hammer out a few more
trademark issues, and get the yum repositories up and going, I'll make a
beta available.

Students are on spring break this week, so hopefully I'll have plenty of
time to work on it.

regards,
	David
David L. Parsley | 10 Mar 23:08 2005

Tao 4 Beta available

Hi all,

Despite calling it 'beta', I think this should be quite runnable.  I
still plan on working on the release notes more, and hopefully dropping
in some new artwork, before shipping a final.  I'll also fix any issues
found.

Notes:
- Tao 4 uses yum-2.2.x.  I have not yet ported the 'protectbase' patch
forward, since I am still getting used to the new codebase and
features.  If I find I can get satisfactory behavior with current
features, I may not port the patch.
- I didn't integrate up2date & rhn-applet, though I'll almost certainly
put builds in 'contrib'.  These packages require their own, separate
configuration file, and don't use 'yum.conf', so are much less than
ideal.  There is code in progress that may give the updates alerts for
desktop users in a yum-specific way.
- I added a good deal of documentation, available in the 'graphical
internet' group (since you need a browser for it).  Perusing the docs,
I'm really very happy with the quality and quantity, and hope others
find it useful as well.

The mirrors haven't picked it up yet - if they have anything at all,
it's probably not what you want.  For now you can get the beta from:
ftp://dist.taolinux.org/pub/taolinux/tao-4/i386/isos/
Note that source isos are in tao-4/srpms/isos.

Also, if you do install the beta, most likely 'yum update' will be able
to take you up to final.

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